I know they say not to play with your food, but when the winner gets the first taste of a Valentine’s Day batch of blondies how can you say no! Baker babe Alexis, from Yield Bakehouse, whipped up this deliciously festive blondies and topped with chocolate X’s and O’s painted with edible gold leaf. How sweet! Get the recipe after the break… (more…)
It’s almost time for the Big Game!! Ok, I will admit, I don’t know a ton about football (please refer to the “plays” I drew up), but I love the commercials and any excuse to get a bunch of friends together. I know gourmet hotdogs are popular right now, so this year I thought it would be fun to do a DIY Hotdog Bar! A couple tips for creating your own:
1. Use a spice rack for stadium seating for your condiments.
2. Keep everyone hydrated with jugs of gatorade or punch.
3. Chalk out a few tasty combinations to give your guests a game-plan for their hotdog.
4. Individual salsa snacking solo cups and chips are a winner.
I wanted to taste test a couple combinations before gameday, and had to share just a few of my favorites: Taco Dog, Buffalo Dog, Classic Dog, Nacho Dog!
I’m back after a little Internet break, and we have a super fun birthday themed cake and backdrop to celebrate! It was my best friend’s birthday a couple weeks ago and as you all know, I love birthdays and try to go all out for the celebration. My BFF has a major sweet tooth, so what better way to celebrate her, than an adorable, elaborate cake! Every good cake needs an inspiration, and I based mine off Hallmark’s birthday cake card. We started by using the geometric triangles of the card as the inspiration for the backdrop. Using bright, vibrant paper, we were able to mimic the design of the cake onto the wall. Next, with the help of my friends at Yield Bakehouse, we created a two tiered cake with colorful layers, so that when she cut into it, there would be a fun surprise! Then we used different shades of fondant to replicate the geometric shapes from the card onto the cake. Finishing it off with some fun paper flowers as the topper, and this birthday cake was ready for a party! My best friend could not have been happier or more surprised when she saw the cake, it made my heart so happy! Check out how we created the display in the video below, and steps after the break!